The Birthplace of Democracy

  • About

    Greece is the birthplace of Western Philosophy and democracy, its influence on Ancient Rome as well as modern nations is profound, thus making it the perfect destination for BCA’s first humanities-based Global Studies program. As the origin of Western Civilization and thought, Greece provides an insight to many of the ideas and culture that are the foundation to American and Western European thought. Beyond the intrinsic values that Greece has bestowed, modern Greece recognizes and celebrates its heritage, with the juxtaposition of the two represented perfectly in the ancient and current capital of Athens. Students will experience sites such as the Parthenon that has stood upon the Acropolis for millennia while also being able to encounter and discover the modern Greek experience. Be it politics or theater, Greece’s influence is significant. What can we learn from a country that has stood the test of time, overcame wars both ancient and modern, and continues to invite so many to study all that it has to offer?

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    Our Educational Partner: Pierce - The American College of Greece

    Pierce' s high school program was founded in 1875 and offers high quality education to young people with a strong emphasis on English as a 1st foreign language taught. The academic program of Pierce is implemented by selected teaching staff in a climate of harmonious co-existence and mutual respect between students and teachers. The school has academic departments in line with the standards of the American education system.

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    Cultural Experiences

    From ancient monuments and medieval churches to world-class museums and high-end boutiques, it's hard to get bored in Athens. One of the main reasons to visit is to roam the Acropolis and Ancient Agora, exploring their stunning ruins, including the Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Temple of Hephaestus. We will also visit the exhibits housed at the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum, as well as explore Plaka's historic streets.

  • Logistics

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    We will be staying at the B4B AthensS Signature Hotel, a 4.5 star property currently listed as the #8 hotel in Athens on TripAdvisor.

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    Breakfast will be at your leisure in our hotel each morning, lunch (not included) will be on the run at markets or food courts, and dinners will be at some of Athen's most exciting restaurants!

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    After our non-stop flight to Athens, we will be using both school and charter buses as our primary means of transportation during the program. There will also be extensive walking during the program.


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